Community Organization

Northwest Wheelchair Tennis Association
Northwest Wheelchair Tennis Association logo
826 Pioneer Dr
Silverton, OR, United States
Organization Contacts

Jim Ilg

Richard Meyer

Live in or near Portland, Oregon? Love to play tennis? Want to learn how to play or learn to play better? Would you be a potential coach? NWTA is a group of wheelchair tennis players, coaches and supporters dedicated to the sport they love. NWTA is a group of wheelchair tennis players representing a wide variety of skill levels. Some are recreational players, others play in wheelchair tennis tournaments.

Northwest Wheelchair Tennis Association teams up with other groups and individuals to help us

  • Use wheelchair tennis to build a stronger, healthier community
  • Provide more services to the wheelchair community
  • Provide expertise and training to able-bodied coaches, to broaden the availability of wheelchair tennis beyond our immediate area
  • Expand our Juniors Program and teach a new generation
  • Reach out to wounded veterans and others with new or existing disabilities

Who We Are

Since 1986, the NWTA has been devoted to building our sport. Our mission is to promote an active lifestyle and supportive community for adult and junior players. Through our various programs and activities, we offer competitive and recreational opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels. Many of our members travel across the country as ambassadors of the sport, playing in local, national and international tournaments. One member, David Wagner, just won his third straight gold medal at the Paralympics in London! We try to offer something for everyone, no matter your skill level.

Who Can Play Wheelchair Tennis?

Wheelchair tennis can be played by anyone in any style of wheelchair. As a person’s skill level increases, they may want to purchase a chair that has been specially designed for the sport. Whether playing with able-bodied opponents or another wheelchair athlete, this is a life-long sport that can provide a healthy lifestyle and years of enjoyment.
Wheelchair athletes play with the same equipment as standing players. The only difference is that the wheelchair player gets two bounces. This lets you play with friends and family as well as other wheelchair players.

Organization Events:

Northwest Wheelchair Tennis Association
Affiliated Disability Types: Wheelchair. Affiliated Sports Wheelchair Tennis. Civilian Organization